Licensed Acupuncturist Salary

Average Licensed Acupuncturists in the United States make around $50K annually. Most Licensed Acupuncturists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women make up a slight majority of Licensed Acupuncturists (54 percent) survey respondents. Just over two-fifths enjoy medical while around an eighth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than five percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,948 - $104,715
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MEDIAN: $50,421
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$16.34 - $91.37
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$30,948 - $104,715  
   
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$32,756 - $171,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$16.34 - $91.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$40.50  
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$32,756 - $171,462  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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Job Description for Licensed Acupuncturist

A licensed acupuncturist is required to pass the national certification exam in acupuncture. Licensed acupuncturists have accumulated an average of 2,700 hours of master's-level training, hundreds of hours of clinical experience, and at least 250 actual patient treatments before actual licensure. Training can be comprised of home study and videotaped lectures. An acupuncturist will need to complete a course in clean-needle technique that teaches the prevention of the spread of disease. Coursework also includes anatomy, biophysics, and nutrition, as well as courses specific to Oriental medicine, including herbalism and needle technique. All must pass a written exam.

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Licensed Acupuncturist Tasks

  • Assess clients' soft tissue condition, nerves and blood vessels to determine appropriate acupressure sites.
  • Place small needles into predetermined sites on a patient's skin to relieve pain or stress.
  • Confer with clients about their medical histories and any problems with stress or pain in order to determine what acupuncture techniques would be helpful.

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Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Acupuncturist

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Acupuncturist has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Acupuncturist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Acupuncturist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Licensed Acupuncturist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 9 salaries. A Licensed Acupuncturist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Licensed Acupuncturist

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Licensed Acupuncturist Salaries

Experienced
▲42%

Late-Career
▲12%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 56%